A New 'Daisy Ad'

>A GOP congressional candidate in a tight primary (in a solid Republican district) to replace Rep. Pete Hoekstra has gone nuclear. Literally. He reworks Lyndon Johnson's (in)famous 1964 spot that implied little girls everywhere would "die" in an atomic holocaust if he were not re-elected. Bill Cooper's not quite so convincing (or well-produced) message: that the national debt is the new mutually assured destruction. And he manages to get in the words "former athlete."

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Brian Goldsmith is a contributor to TheAtlantic.com. A former political producer for the CBS Evening News, he is now a student at Stanford Law School.

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